Posted: 1:38 pm Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
By Pete Rizzo
Another rock star who has decided to to renege on retirement is legendary Deep Purple and Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale. He ain’t going anywhere, this on the eve of the 30th anniversary of Whitesnake’s self-titled album, which came out in April of 1987.
Speaking of which, this is another disc that elicited a jubilant “What the heck is this?!” moment for me. And it was almost instantaneous, mere moments after popping the cassette into my blaster and hearing the thunderous opening guitar riff from John Sykes and Mr. Coverdale with his bluesy roar singing “A black cat moans when he’s burning with the fever” ,…
,…the rest of the album had me glued to said blaster, with this track hands down my favorite tune off the album,…
Not surprisingly, it ranks among Coverdale’s finest works.
How about you? What’s your favorite tune off “Whitesnake”?
About the Author
Hi, I'm Pete Rizzo, early morning elixir for your weekends. I love music and I love talking about it. I grew up listening to bands like Rush (best band on the planet!), Van Halen (Diamond Dave all the way), AC/DC (Bon rules!) and Genesis (the Gabriel years). But my true love is progressive rock and heavy metal. The louder, crunchier, more bombastic and self-indulgent, the better! When I’m not on the air, I’m either training in martial arts, deciding which tattoo I should get next, reading a good book (I still enjoy turning actual pages), or my wife and I are planning our next big travel excursion. I’m on every Saturday and Sunday morning. You can also follow me on on Twitter @PeteRizzoWBAB. I’d love to hear from you.